Our Mission

Founded in 1994 with an endowment, the Rapid City Public School Foundation is a 501c(3) organization. Our mission is to enhance and enrich the educational experience of students, to recognize and inspire those who guide student learning, and to increase community support for preK-12 public education.

We accomplish our mission through the following programs:

Staff Recognition
Grant Program
Evening of Excellence

2025 RCAS Teacher of the Year and Nominees

Join us on Saturday, February 10th at the 100 Years of Schools celebration and Film Festival at Rapid City Alternative Academy. Films representing each school will be judged from 9am-2pm. At 2pm, our Rapid City Area Schools Teacher of the Year will be announced!